Get in the Game: Camp Playworks 2017 Recap

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Playworks Illinois hosted its fourth annual Get in the Game: Camp Playworks event on September 28th. This celebratory party was attended by 150+ friends of Playworks Illinois including community, business, and education leaders for a night of fun, food, drink, and of course play!

We were also excited to welcome back Natalie Martinez from NBC 5 news as our rockstar emcee. Special thanks to our Board Co-Chairs, Host Committee members, and event sponsors for helping us make our event truly shine this year.

Check out the Illinois Facebook page to see more photos from the night:

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three people with Playworks shirts
three people with Playworks shirts

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